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flickr pro account contest

April 24, 2005

I hate my favicon. I hate my gravatar. Hate ’em. I’ve tried four or five times to design something new to use as my favicon or gravatar and each time it ends up looking very SimpleBitsian.

Maybe I’m just blocked. Maybe I’m just working too hard on other stuff. Maybe I’m just looking for some inspiration from outside.

Either way, if you can help me get out of this funk and get through my favicon/gravatar doldrums, the pro account is yours. I’m sure someone can come up with something in less than 20 minutes that will do the trick – post your ideas here, or link to them on your own site and whichever one I choose gets the account. Basically I want something that fits with the theme/name of the site (box of chocolates) and is recognizable.

I fully acknowledge that a flickr pro account may not be much in return for this, and I am aware that the few people that read this blog might already have pro accounts. However, if you don’t already have a pro account, and you want one, then why not give it a shot?

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Comment by patrick h. lauke — Apr 24 2005 @ 12:58 pm

Maybe I'm just blocked. Maybe I'm just working too hard on other stuff. Maybe I'm just looking for some inspiration from outside.

…maybe the name of your site makes it difficult to come up with anything abstract…

Comment by Nick Finck — Apr 24 2005 @ 2:00 pm

I already have a Flickr Pro account, but here’s a question: does it have to reflect the name of the domain?

I donno, call me crazy but I got visions of a guy with a pint glass attached to his chin.

Comment by Petros Dimitriadis — Apr 25 2005 @ 5:42 am

Hi, I just found your website through the article about the browser elitism.

I thought i spent 20 minutes as you said to create some icons for favicon and gravatar.

View it here
and let me know.

Comment by Gregory Wild-Smith — Apr 25 2005 @ 9:02 am

Why not jsut use a photo of yourself?

I mean.. its a gravatar of you, not just your site…

Comment by goodwitch — Apr 25 2005 @ 9:55 am

D, I couldn’t create a graphic to save my life…but the images that came to mind are:

1) A feather…perhaps in chocolate brown.

2) An obvious piece of chocolate…perhaps something that looks like a chocolate chip or a hershey’s kiss…with something Derek’y’ on the slip of paper…

3) Something techie half dipped in chocolate…like a mouse. Ewww…nevermind…that is gross…chocolate covered mouse…yuk!

4) A chocolate covered strawberry or cherry (or something else you like)

5) A hershey candy bar style wrapper…with something cute on the label.

6) A animated gif of you making fog magically coming out of your lungs! Such a great bar trick (and after the third time it pass out on the page).

Okay…I’ll stop now…

Comment by tripeak — Apr 25 2005 @ 10:31 am

Whats the deadline on this?

Comment by Andrew Krespanis — Apr 25 2005 @ 5:31 pm

Sweet, freebies! I’m in ;)

Comment by Jonathan Fenocchi — Apr 27 2005 @ 3:10 pm

Like Tripeak asked, what is the deadline? I don’t want to begin working on something and end up unable to finish before the deadline. That would obviously be a waste of my time, and my time is very precious to me.

Comment by Derek Featherstone — Apr 27 2005 @ 4:22 pm

Tripeak/Jonathan: I’m going to arbitrarily set 11:59:59 pm on Sunday May 8th, 2005 as the deadline. That gives anyone who is interested about another 10 days or so to put something together. Thanks, and looking forward to seeing what you (and others) come up with!

Comment by Cheryl Colan — May 01 2005 @ 5:41 pm

Here’s an entry for you. Chocolate hearts, since I think your site has heart, but after your existing theme & color scheme. Not terribly original, but okay for 15 minutes worth of effort.

view here

Comment by Andrew Krespanis — May 01 2005 @ 6:40 pm

Where should we send the entries (email) ?
I believe I’ve sent mine to your @furtherahead account, can you please let me know if you received it?
Cheers :)

Comment by taz — May 09 2005 @ 12:59 am

Here’s mine!

Good luck, and have fun!

Comment by taz — May 09 2005 @ 1:01 am

oops! Looks like I got the time wrong… Oh, well. I’m in Greece… (and I’m an idiot) does that count?

Comment by Graham Bancroft — May 14 2005 @ 2:59 pm

How about this

All the best.

Comment by Graham Bancroft — May 15 2005 @ 7:26 am

Okay I missed the deadline, doh! but aren’t they set to be broken?

Comment by Andrew Krespanis — May 15 2005 @ 10:13 pm

*cough* results? *cough* ;P

Comment by amyybeth — May 16 2005 @ 9:36 am

No kidding! ;) I didn’t even enter one and I’m aching to know the results! What have you got for us Derek?

Comment by Derek Featherstone — May 16 2005 @ 11:31 am

Well, I’ve got a few things planned, actually. I haven’t made my final decision, but I have decided that I’ll be doing at least a partial redesign during the next two weeks.

The one that I choose will be integrated into the new/tweaked design, but hopefully I’ll announce the winner before then…

Comment by Andrew Krespanis — May 16 2005 @ 4:37 pm

Oh damn. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have based my entry on your current design!

Comment by Stu — May 16 2005 @ 9:11 pm

Here’s mine

Tardy as ever!

Comment by Ian Lloyd — Jun 08 2005 @ 2:42 am

Stu’s gets my vote so far. Results, D?